I've been flying giant scale 3D for 9 years now, and I've only ever had a couple crashes that were my fault. One was me ground looping a 30cc and one was me over correcting when trying a tail dunk in a lake, and that was at least 5 years ago. The only other crashes i've had was when my receiver switch shorted out and when I had a dead stick in a low harrier. I personally think that depending on how well said kid is flying, and can fly a giant scale plane with no issues, its fine.Well then, your parents are not very smart.
But you don't know until you actually get out there. And SMALLER planes ARE CHEAPER. Usually.I've been flying giant scale 3D for 9 years now, and I've only ever had a couple crashes that were my fault. One was me ground looping a 30cc and one was me over correcting when trying a tail dunk in a lake, and that was at least 5 years ago. The only other crashes i've had was when my receiver switch shorted out and when I had a dead stick in a low harrier. I personally think that depending on how well said kid is flying, and can fly a giant scale plane with no issues, its fine.
But you don't just want to give them a receiver but no plane or tx. But I wouldn't buy a 3yo a 2.1m cub Z either. (nor myself for that matter...if I had the money) now if you are a billionaire then what is $1,000 to get the best of the hobby? But still for me if I were starting I wouldOne thing about a child is that you cannot give them everything when they want it. You have to keep things back for when they get older. A prize for doing something well. They will go through hobbies like a cat on a tin roof and then be off to the next thing. Make them earn it. If it is earned, it is appreciated.
Why? I used to be the youngest flier on the field flying a modded .46 FX (when they used to actually be made in Japan) on a P-51 'Miss America' at around 5/6 and was previously training on RealFlight back in the days of RC Pilot and RealFlight G2 before that... I guess so long as it's supervised and everyone in the surrounding area is okay with it, that's pretty much the OK, right? We also flew in the Middle of f****** nowhere anyways, to make it safer for anyone be it pilot or citizen.Well then, your parents are not very smart.
Shame because we had to Pasta bois (Italians) who flew into a Seafury someone had built up as a kit. Least to say, that was his last day he flew an R/C aircraft here, but so much for people who 'know' how to fly or even have the most expensive aircraft at the field...I have seen good young pilots at the field, and not so good ....what I thought to be "experienced" pilots.
I am 14 I find it boring to fly in fixed, and 5 years ago when I first got the flight sim it was not boring it was avrigating to fly in fixed so I flew in chase then I could see pull back on the stick the elevator goes up and the plane goes up etc. We are not talking about a 25 year old It is a THREE YEAR OLD!!-if I was three I would think RC pretty lame if I only crashed--either that or who cares about money..the best position to fly from is usually the default position, it gives you the view that you would usually experience in the real world.
Exactly! I soloed when I was 4 after flying realflight g3 for a year with no issues and was able to take off, do circuits, land, and do it again with no issue. That's part of what I love about this hobby, is most anyone can get into it affordably and learn it. And going off what you're post was saying, I was flying my 1/3 scale clip wing cub at an event and felt it browning out, and I made the decision to set it down and ended having the regulators to the receiver fry. I also had a power switch fail on a 70cc aerobatic plane and had to kill the engine and jam full up elevator in hopes of regaining signal and trying to save the plane or possible a person if it turned our wayThe danger is always there at the flying field,... I`ve had two near misses,.......By what I thought to be (IMHO) experienced RC pilots, on one of those occasions, I stood up, and had an airplane coming at my face, I hit the dirt in a heartbeat, and was grateful I didn`t get hit by it, I had some words with the pilot, in a sort of nice way.....I don`t recall ever seeing him at the field again. My point, it really doesn`t matter the age so much, but the ability too make a decision in any given moment, no matter the age, which does take some foresight.....I have seen good young pilots at the field, and not so good ....what I thought to be "experienced" pilots.